Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fruita Pulp: Issue #1 January/February 2014

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February 17, 2014
Fruita Pulp Issue 1

  Fruita Pulp: Issue #1 January/February 2014 Poetry: Jack Mueller, Three Poems rob mclennan, Two Poems Mathias Svalina, Six Poems Kierstin Bridger, Two Poems John Nizalowski, Four Poems Scott Larson, Four Poems Jessica Mogis, Two Poems Feature: Arduity: Difficult Poetry, Why Bother? by John Armstrong Interview: David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate, by Robert King     […]


Three Poems by Jack Mueller

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February 17, 2014
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  Three Poems by Jack Mueller from Amor Fati:     You will never understand me, I will never understand you. Love starts there.     Amor Fati What I can’t change-changes me. A solar flare opens a small room inside me And burns it up. Though without ambition, and with Best intentions, a full […]


Two Poems by rob mclennan

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February 17, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Christine McNair.   Two Poems by rob mclennan from Glossary of Musical Terms   The Key of S Hymn, antiphonal. Response, response. A trace of fruit-flies, wind. And from this lyric, amplified. This earth. Project, bond. So we might see. Easy. Poem, poem, tumble. Sea, to see. Divergent, sky. Deer, a drop […]


Six Poems by Mathias Svalina

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February 17, 2014
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    Six Poems by Mathias Svalina   Mathias Svalina is the author of three books, most recently The Explosions from Subito Press. Big Lucks will release his book Wastoid in 2014. He is an editor for Octopus Books.     


Interview: David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate by Robert King

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February 17, 2014
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  Interview: David Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate By Robert King This interview first appeared in issue #25 of The Colorado Poet, Winter 2013-2014. Bob King: You traveled a lot and to a lot of different kinds of readings during your tenure. What were some examples? David Mason: I’ve travelled through some 60 of the 64 […]


Two Poems by Kierstin Bridger

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February 17, 2014
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  Two Poems by Kierstin Bridger   Dinner Party I marveled at Diane’s exotic world and all her tricks. Avocado pits sprouting in eggcups, her worn and beloved yellow Tupperware where she sunk brown rice in tap water. Soaked all day, it took no time to cook. She dipped nasturtium in sugar water, smashed garlic […]


Four Poems by John Nizalowski

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February 17, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Brenda Wilhelm.   Four Poems by John Nizalowski   Cemetery Ravens Cemetery ravens fly above my head, darting and spiraling between the spruce in earnest pursuit. Beyond the stone obelisks, the half moon plays with Jupiter and Saturn. These are visions of the darkening stars and the space between the stars, the […]


Arduity: Difficult Poetry, Why Bother? by John Armstrong

February 17, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Julian Winslow.   Arduity: Difficult Poetry, Why Bother? By John Armstrong   Incomprehensible, wilfully obscure, elitist, self-indulgent, self-regarding, hopeless, not ‘proper’ poetry. These are just some of the terms used to describe difficult verse and yet the best of this material is rich, complex and deadly serious. Bothering about difficult poetry means […]


Four Poems by Scott Larson

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February 17, 2014
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Four Poems by Scott Larson from The Entropy Cycle    The Usual chopping wood makes me crave the miner’s choice eggs over-medium what my father used to order   Ashes in my father’s cabin burning 20 year old newspapers i watch rusted pines palavering with grey dawn rain   Alone in a Cabin I am […]


Two Poems by Jessica Mogis

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February 17, 2014
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  Two Poems by Jessica Mogis   Chicago Spring Swimming yesterday in a hotel pool miles in the air, Lake Michigan two blocks beyond the floor to ceiling windows and without visible shore- children ran the pavement and mothers shushed their shrill laughter. A man listened to news radio while slapping a paper open and […]


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